Singapore 2017

Singapore, ranked by the World Bank one of the easiest places in the world to start, run and do business, is the UK's largest trading partner in South East Asia, with two thirds of British exports to the region heading into Singapore. 

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It is the perfect location for ambitious British brands with many benefits including a common language, strong historical ties and similar business and legal practices. It is also recognised as having Asia's strongest intellectual property protection, with a highly skilled and educated local population, while the World Economic Forum named the country as benefiting the most from the investments it has made into technological innovations.

We'll be heading to Singapore on 20 September for a three day mission with a focus on digital creative businesses. The mission is designed specifically for businesses with a creative or tech solution with a strong focus on innovation and disruption. 

The three day mission from 20-24 September is open to just 25 brands who will gain:

  • an understanding of the creative technology landscape in Singapore
  • the ins and outs of tax, legal, trade and finance process and systems
  • opportunitiy to make sales, connections and collaborations with local agencies, government representatives, accelerators and your fellow mission goers
  • meetings with entrepreneurs who will share their learnings and successes

Travel and accommodation are included in the ticket price. 

Please note there may be local funding grants available for businesses to attend this mission. Please email emmag@enterprisenation.com

This mission to Singapore in September 2017 is focused on digital, tech and creative businesses. 

Singapore, ranked by the World Bank as the easiest place in the world to start, run and do business, is the UK's largest trading partner in South East Asia, with two thirds of British exports to the region heading into Singapore. 

It is the perfect location for ambitious British brands with benefits including a common language, strong historical ties and similar business and legal practices. It is also recognised as having Asia's strongest intellectual property protection, with a highly skilled and educated local population.

The three day mission from 20-24 September is open to just 25 brands who will gain:

  • an understanding of the creative technology landscape in Singapore 
  • the ins and outs of tax, legal, trade and finance process and systems 
  • opportunity to make sales, connections and collaborations with local agencies, government representatives, accelerators and your fellow mission goers
  • meetings with entrepreneurs who will share their learnings and successes

View the full programme below

Wednesday 20 September

Meet at Heathrow at 9am 

Depart on Singapore Airlines SQ317 at 11.25am local time.

Thursday 21 September

Land in Singapore at 7.30am local time, drop luggage at hotel.

11.00am: Let’s get down to business! 

Craig Dixon, Entrepreneur in Residence at muru-D outlines how the Telstra backed accelarator is investing in start-ups across Singapore and Asia with innovative technology and global growth plans. muru-D gives startups access to a valuable mentor network of serial entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and savvy angel investors.

1.00pm - 2.00pm: Singapore, the gateway to Asia

Ross Hunter from the UK-ASEAN Business Council explains how Singapore can be used as a base to explore many markets in Asia. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has grown to include ten countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

2.00pm - 4.00pm: Doing business in Singapore: The ins and outs

Experts at KPMG walk you through tax, legal and trade processes plus you'll get a tour of the KPMG Digital Village. Bringing together corporates, start-ups, investors, and government bodies together in a collaborative ecosystem to drive the adoption and integration of innovative solutions.

4.00pm-5.00pm: Raising funds to export and expand 

Experts at HSBC explain how to manage your finances and raise funds in Singapore.  

5.00pm-6.30pm: Evening reception 

Networking event at the end of day one and the chance to hear from British Chamber of Commerce about support available for British businesses in Singapore. 

Friday 22 September

9.00am-11.30am: Space and support to start and grow 

Morning tours of: 

  • Singtel Innov8: A corporate venture capital fund with its own set of decision-making, approval and funding processes. It has a fund size of US$250m.
  • SPRING start-up space: A vibrant space supporting innovation and sustainability
  • Level3: The place to get connected. Level 3 provides scalable connections and a comprehensive portfolio of services that help enable application performance, data security and network efficiency in Asia. 

12.00pm: How Singapore government can help you set up in business and offer you business!

With representatives from the Economic Development Board and the one stop e-procurement portal, GeBIZ.

1.00pm: Creative afternoon with Iris Worldwide 

Meet local partners and solve a creative challenge with one of the world's most creative agencies. 

Iris Worldwide work with some of the world's biggest brands including Samsung and Adidas, with over 1000 employees and 14 worldwide offices, they have been recognised as one of the most premier agencies in Asia. Their bustling office in Singapore fuses the best in skills and services, from Advertising to B2B, Creative to Content, Data to Digital - in order to meet the needs of clients in the world’s fastest growing markets. 

Could your solutions help their global clients?

4.00pm: Evening reception at Iris Worldwide with local media and partners

6.00pm: Return to hotel/Free evening 

Saturday 23 September

9.00am Brits in Singapore hosted at Adelphi Digital

Hear from local entrepreneurs on how they've been there and done it, offering you top tips and advice on how to do business in Singapore. 

Free afternoon - here's some inspirational ideas for you to explore in Singapore

11.55pm: Return flight, Singapore Airlines SQ322

Sunday 24 September

05:55am: Land at London Heathrow

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Book your ticket now to secure a place on what is set to be a productive and profitable mission. Please note it is possible to pay a £500+VAT deposit only and be invoiced the full amount two months prior to the event. This deposit is non-refundable. Updates to the programme will be announced to mission go-ers via @e_nation on Twitter, with the #GoGlobalSGP hashtag and on the Enterprise Nation blog.